Another mess salvaged
Here's another Painter8 experiment / mess that turned out ok thanks to layer blending modes.
Fun w/ Sumi-e: Most of the brushes in this P8 category seem pretty tricky to work with. Making things worse, I was hand painting (not a pretty sight, but at least still in tracing paper mode) vs cloning. I ended up with 2 very different results using mostly Sumi-eCourseDryBrush20 on one image and Sumi-eDryInk on the other. Neither was particularly appealing, but just to try, I pulled both into Elements2 and got a reasonalbe result with the DryInk layer in SoftLight mode (100%) above the CourseDryBrush layer. Added a new background with Clouds, a couple runs of DiffClouds, AddNoise, & ColoredPencil.